How to Start Beekeeping
Video by Keri Lewis and Michaela Parker
While it seemed like winter would never end last week, many parts of Mississippi are already experiencing spring-like temperatures. I can’t think about the return of spring without thinking about bees!
For several years, my husband and I kept several bee colonies after he took an MSU Extension beekeeping course. When people ask us how to get started beekeeping, it’s no surprise our first recommendation is always, “Talk to your local Extension agent!”
Extension experts can help you research local laws and ordinances, locate educational resources, and connect you with other beekeepers. In our experience, hands-on help from people willing to share their knowledge was incredibly helpful.
If you are interested in beekeeping, you can read more in this in-depth feature article about beekeeping, the Extension beekeeping web page, and the resources page on the MSU Honey Bees and Beekeeping blog.
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